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clinical laboratory studentsHave you ever wondered...

  • How doctors diagnose diseases?
  • What happens to the blood sample you give at your Doctor’s office?
  • How the risk for the development of a heart attack is determined?

Welcome to the world inside the medical laboratory, a world where medical laboratory scientists and other laboratory professionals find answers to these questions and much more.

Quick Facts

This is the only master's level program in medical laboratory science offered in Alabama and one of the few graduate-level programs in the southeast.

Medical laboratory science is a growing field with many different career options available.

Careers in medical laboratory science are a good choice for students who enjoy the medical field but may not want to be involved in direct patient contact.

The UAB M.S. in Medical Laboratory Science program has an excellent pass rate and job placement rate.

This program can help you transition into a new career from research, education, or another area of healthcare.


The Medical Laboratory Science program is committed to providing a high-quality education to prepare students with a solid educational background and a set of skills translatable to a variety of healthcare settings. Visit the UAB Graduate School catalog for the curriculum and course descriptions for this program.


Accreditation and Certification

The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Program graduates are eligible to apply for the certification examination offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC).


5600 N River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: 847.939.3597
Fax: 773.714.8886
URL: https://www.naacls.org/

ASCP Board of Certification

33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312.541.4999
Fax: 312.541.4998
URL: https://www.ascp.org/

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